Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants - 10/27/13
New York Giants (1-6) at Philadelphia Eagles (3-4)
NFL Football: Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 1:00 pm (Lincoln Financial Field)
The Line: Philadelphia Eagles -6 -- Over/Under: 54.5 See the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Giants face off on Sunday in Philadelphia in a NFC East rivalry game.
The Philadelphia Eagles have had an up and down season but at a game under .500 it has been a little more down than up. The Eagles offense is averaging 24.1 points and 425.3 yards per game and they lead the NFL in rushing with 165 yards per game and are plus one in turnover margin. The Eagles are getting thin at QB as Michael Vick is banged up and questionable for this one and Nick Foles had to leave last week’s game against Dallas with a concussion. LeSean McCoy anchors the Eagles running game averaging 4.9 yards per carry with three touchdowns and he has 21 receptions. DeSean Jackson has 37 receptions and five touchdowns, Jason Avant has 22 catches, and Riley Cooper has 18 catches. As potent as the Eagles offense has been the Eagles defense is 28th in points allowed at 28 per game and last in the NFL in yards allowed with 412.7 and they have eight interceptions, 15 sacks, and four fumble recoveries. DeMeco Ryans has 60 tackles, Nate Allen has 46 tackles, and Mychal Kendricks has 46 tackles. With no one taking control of the NFC East the Eagles are very much alive in the playoff hunt.
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The New York Giants finally got their first won of the season by beating the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night and while it wasn’t pretty it gets them headed in the right direction. The Giants offense is averaging just 18 points and 328.1 yards per game and the real killer for them is their minus 14 turnover margin. Eli Manning has completed just 54.5 percent of his passes with 10 touchdowns and 15 interceptions and he has been sacked 18 times. The Giants are going through running backs this season as a job in the Giants backfield seems like an invitation to the IR but Brandon Jacobs might be healthy enough to play in this one and Peyton Hillis has been brought in and played decently in their win over the Vikings. Victor Cruz has 40 receptions and four touchdowns, Hakeem Nicks has 27 catches, and Rueben Randle has 23 catches. The Giants defense is allowing 30.9 points per game which ranks them 31st in the NFL and 364.9 yards and they have five interceptions, six sacks, and five fumble recoveries. Ryan Mundy has 48 tackles, Prince Amukamara has 40 tackles, and Spencer Paysinger has 38 tackles. Barring a miracle finish the Giants’ season has gotten away from them but getting the win could help get the ball rolling in the right direction.
Philadelphia is 6-16-1 against the spread in their last 23 games, 4-10-1 against the spread following a loss, and 6-22-1 against the spread in their last 29 home games. New York is 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games, 1-4 against the spread following a win, and 1-7 against the spread in their last eight road games. New York is 5-2-1 against the spread in their last seven games in Philadelphia.
While the Giants got it done on Monday Night, they looked almost like they were playing a preseason game and that simply isn’t going to get it done against teams whose QB isn’t Josh Freeman.